For the Business of Football - Inside World Football Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:41:32 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb David Owen: The Gill and Dyke Show, and protectionism isn't the answer for England Watching developments in English football can be a trying business, whether we are talking on or off the pitch. So it is characteristic that a week which brought a big step forward in manoeuvring a respected English voice on to the sport's top table should also have featured a proposal from the boss of the Football Association that would, in my opinion, represent a significant backwards step both for the Premier League and the England team he is trying to strengthen.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured David Owen Columnists Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:10:16 +0000 Premier League to share £1bn of TV cash throughout English game Premier League montageBy Paul Nicholson
March 27 – English Premier League clubs have agreed to share at least £1 billion of league income in the period 2016/17-2018/19. The money will be shared through the English football pyramid as well as to good causes.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Premier League News Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:57:26 +0000
Martin Volkmar: Expect the unexpected from Niersbach From journalist to the most important official in German football: Wolfgang Niersbach has never planned his upward career path and would have liked to save the job in the FIFA Executive Committee.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Martin Volkmar Columnists Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:18:21 +0000 Brazil World Tour kicks off on Copa90 opening new channel for rightsholders Copa90March 26 - Copa90, the digital football network, will showcase a new broadcast distribtuion option for rightsholders and sports-sponsor brands at the Stade de France tonight when the Brazil World Tour kicks off.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Broadcast Football Marketing News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:24:54 +0000 Yekaterinburg to build 35,000 capacity fan zone for 2018 Russian fansMarch 27 – With Russia having completed its final planning for 2018 World Cup stadium build and construction underway, the current focus is now switching towards budgets and planning for infrastructure around the championships.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Russia World Cup News Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:38:33 +0000 Messi and Mourinho top World's richest players and managers ranking Messi and MourinhoMarch 26 - The annual France Football Rich Lists for players and managers have been released, with the lists topped by Lionel Messi and Jose Mourinho respectively.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured World Football News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:58:30 +0000 Qataris buoyant and move on, despite Zwanziger's fading voice Hassan Al-Thawadi3By Andrew Warshaw
March 26 - Hassan al-Thawadi's (pictured) mood was as bright as the spring sun that shone down over Zurich. For months – no, make that years – Qatar's multi-lingual 2022 World Cup organising chief has had to field all manner of attacks over his country's right to stage the tournament, whether it should be in summer or winter and what would happen if workers' rights were not improved.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Qatar 2022 World Cup News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:38:51 +0000
Prince Ali breaks cover and slams GOAL project in search for votes Prince Ali 3By Andrew Warshaw
March 26 - Two months after announcing he was standing as a FIFA presidential candidate against Sepp Blatter, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan has broken his self-imposed withdrawal from the media spotlight by accusing the current regime of not doing nearly enough to develop football on the ground and Blatter in particular of playing politics to meet his own re-election ends.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:36:04 +0000
£620m-profit Premier League is more than just a game of football Premier League montageBy David Owen
March 26 - Premier League clubs generated their first pre-tax profit in 15 years in 2013-14, Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has confirmed, as increased revenues from the current, more lucrative broadcasting deal far outpaced any rise in costs.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Premier League News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 03:26:15 +0000
Hyundai launch Young Player Award for Women's World Cup Hyundai Young Player AwardMarch 26 - Ahead of the FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada, details of the Hyundai Young Player Award were revealed on Wednesday at the Vancouver International Auto Show.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Women's World Cup World Tournaments News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:08:39 +0000 Spanish clubs demand bigger share of TV cash but hold off on strike Javier TebasMarch 26 – Spain's 42 professional clubs have put strike plans on hold in order to give authorities more time to draw up proposals for a collective bargaining agreement for TV rights.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Broadcast Football Marketing News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:58:08 +0000 Lokomotiv Plovdiv players refuse to train as wages go unpaid lokomotiv plovdivBy Alexander Krassimirov
March 26 – Players at Bulgaria's Lokomotiv Plovdiv boycotted training for a second day in protest against wages. The club recently changed ownership from businessman Konstantin Dinev to supporters' association Future for Lokomotiv.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:09:37 +0000
Platini criticises confederation colleagues for presidential 'lock down' Michel Platini 7By Andrew Warshaw in Vienna
March 25 - UEFA president Michel Platini is steadfastly maintaining his stance that he is not specifically backing any one of the three candidates standing against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:44:03 +0000
UEFA get Gill to top FIFA table and leave Welsh in nomansland David GillBy Andrew Warshaw in Vienna
March 25 - The vote is over but the resentment lingers – and we are not talking about the FIFA presidency. David Gill may have been clear favourite to become Britain's new FIFA vice-president on Tuesday but his trouncing of Welsh FA president Trefor Lloyd-Hughes left a sour taste in some mouths - particularly Welsh mouths.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:33:50 +0000
Ex-Juventus execs avoid jail over Calciopoli match-fixing scandal Luciano MoggiBy Mark Baber
March 25 - The infamous ability of well-to-do Italian criminals to string out court cases until the statute of limitations kicks in was again revealed this week as the top Juventus officials involved in the Calciopoli match-fixing scandal escaped prison.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:04:19 +0000
Orange is the colour as Irn-Bru signs up with English Football League Irn-Bru logoBy David Owen
March 25 - One of Scotland's best-known brands is becoming a sponsor of England's Football League. Irn-Bru, the distinctive orange-coloured fizzy drink whose publicity materials once claimed it was "made in Scotland from girders", will be the official soft drink partner of the body overseeing the second, third and fourth tiers of English football, in a three-year deal beginning during this year's season-ending play-offs.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:51:01 +0000
Andrew Warshaw: Blatter escapes bruised but not battered from lion's den On the surface, sitting in the front row and surrounded by many of those who want him out, Sepp Blatter showed little emotion. On the inside, as the way he has ruled Fifa for 17 years was picked apart by the three candidates bidding for his job, he may well have been seething.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Andrew Warshaw Columnists Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:01:36 +0000 Rangers bench Ashley's cash in favour of home-grown 'bears' money RangersBy Paul Nicholson
March 25 – Scottish giants Rangers have begun the process of extricating themselves financially from the influence of investor Mike Ashley with the agreement of a £1.5 million loan agreement with Douglas Park, George Letham and George Taylor – known locally as the Three Bears.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:07:09 +0000
CSKA Sofia loses buyers as Tomov refuses access to financials Julian IndzhovBy Alexander Krassimirov
March 25 - Julian Indzhov (pictured), who was in the final stages of negotiation to buy Bulgarian football club CSKA Sofia, has this morning withdrawn from the acquisition process.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:31:14 +0000
The mystery of FIFA's rocketing tax bill FIFA signageBy David Owen
March 24 – Low taxes and political neutrality: those are two of the reasons why, as I understand it, so many sports bodies over the years have set up headquarters amid the lakes and mountains of Switzerland.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:56:13 +0000
Seifert unveils Monday match day plans for Bundesliga Christian SeifertBy Jaroslaw Adamowski
March 24 - Bundesliga chief Christian Seifert has unveiled plans for the German top tier to introduce Monday matchdays. Seifert made his comments during a recent trip to Poland's capital Warsaw, where he met with the management of the Bundesliga's Polish counterpart, the Ekstraklasa.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:46:18 +0000